May 1, 2014

What's up Thursday

Good Monday Morning everyone !!
Let me start by saying I am so sorry I didn't post last week and  the times
I have posted they have been really short.
This is my busy time at work and I get home stressed, tired and hungry every night.
Heck, my husband has been cooking for us just about every night.
This time comes every year and I know I will make it but at this point I don't see
the light at the end of the tunnel.
Calgon can't even fix this !!! LoL
This mood is really hard on my Creative Mojo.
But, now that the first of many shutdowns are over I have a little breathing room.
 I know this quiet time will not last long so please bear with me while I work hard, create and
share when I can.
   This layout is for an album I am working on for my Mother-in-law.
Mardi Gras floats are made for all Mobile, AL organizations here locally
and they get to see the process happening.

Last week I was playing around with water colors and make these cute flowers.
Then I covered them with Glossy Accents.
If you have never used this stuff you really should get your hands on some.
You can use it as glue but also to make things shine.
Thanks for stopping by and I have no idea when I will post again but, I will
when time allows.
Don't forget to take time to be Creative.


April 11, 2014

PSC79 Spring + Thank You

This week I am sharing a card I love from a past post..
I can't wait to show you my card this week. Thanks to my good friend Susan
I tried a new stamping technique and it turned out awesome....
Check it out !!
She showed me how to use three different ink colors on a stamp and
this awesome stamp comes to life. I started by choosing the colors of ink
I wanted to use. Start with the darker colors and then your
inks won't bleed. Move your stamp around coloring
each part with a different color. Then you lightly mist the stamp with ink
and stamp. The color will blend but not bleed.
Now this wasn't my first attempt it takes some practice to get the look you want.
The stamp I used was a Tim Holz and it was just one flower I just stamp my
card multiple times.
Then I blended some ink around the edges to give that cloudy effect.
Popped a sentiment and POW !!
Love it !!
Thanks for stopping by and drop by and join our challenge and
see what Susan has to share today. 



April 9, 2014

What's up Wednesday

Well, last week I shared with you my desk at work.
It was a HOT mess.
Today I usually show what project I have been working on
Well, I am still knee deep in work so I have nothing on my craft table.
But, the last project I completed was a small mini album
for my nephew who was getting married.
This is how my desk has looked since !!
I took this picture Sunday.
Yay !! I couldn't create in this space if I wanted to.
So, last night I came home from work... late as usual.
But, since I had a little time I cleaned that table up.
Now, this is how I like it !!

I also took pictures of the rest of the room and it is too embarrassing to show you now.
After I get it all cleaned up I will show you the before and after !!
Ta Ta for now !1
Don't forget our challenge over at
Where Art meets Life !!
We want you to show us your SHINE :)
Check out what Susan has to share with you today also.

April 7, 2014

Make Something Monday # 14

Hi Everyone and welcome to Monday again.
Last week over at Where Life Meets Art we asked you to
Show us your sparkle.
Well, eleven great entries were posted but we had to choose just one
to showcase this week.
After looking at each one we decided on.


Lorraine used a stamp she had in her stash and added glitter, embossing powder
and stickles !!
 Great job, thanks for sharing with us Lorraine !!
Now for this week.
We want you to show us your


That means you can use brads, enamel dots, glossy accents or anything that shines.
For my project I used enamel dots (which are my favorite) and
shiny twine.
The stars I just found in my stash and rick-rack well don't everybody have that stuff.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get crafty this week and join
our challenge over at
Where Life Meets Art.
Susan has a cute layout to share with you also to get your creative juices flowing !!
Don't forget to take time to be creative !!

April 4, 2014

Flashback Friday!

Just a quick flashback photo of Sam!

Can you guess which one is Sam? This is at Sam's older sister's wedding at Bellingrath Gardens in 1978. I didn't guess correctly when I first saw the photo! Two of the girls are sisters. One is a friend.

Do you know who is who? Sam is on the far right, her sister is on the left, and their friend Beth is in the middle. Did you guess correctly?

Don't forget to enter your sparkle embellished projects into this week's Make Something Monday Challenge! If you haven't gotten your glitter out yet, there's still time to make something and link up by Sunday night!

March 31, 2014

Make Something Monday # 13

Well, it is Monday again and that always means the end to the weekend.
But, it also means we have another challenge over at
Where Art Meets Life
Last week we asked you to use a doily and we had some great entries.
Thanks to everyone that played along and but the one entry that
really stood out was from
Her graduation card was awesome.
Those flowers and how she used a doily was perfect.
Thanks Dian for sharing with us.
Stop by her blog and check out all her great creations.
This week we want you to SPARKLE !!
Yea, show us your bling !!
Sequins, Rhinestones and Glitter
For my creation I got out the glitter and my stamps.
I stamped my image with Black Staz-on ink and then got out
all my pretty glitter bottles.
I used glossy accents and filled in the flowers and sprinkled glitter on them.
I wanted it to look like a drawing so I didn't worry about full coverage.
I used copic markers on the leaves and stems.
Last , but not least I added some bling and stamped me a sentiment and
tied some ribbon.
Cute, quick little card !!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter our challenge over at

Where Art Meets Life

Susan also has a cute card to share with you  !!

March 28, 2014

Photo Friday !!!

Well, I still have not been scrapping this week.
I missed Wednesday because my work load has just been crazy but
I wanted to stop by and share a picture and remind you about our
challenge over at
Where Life Meets Art
You still have time to link up a project.
The challenge is to use a doily.
Hope to see ya there !!
Now, for my picture this week.
Yep, you guessed it, the one place I have been spending a lot of time at !!


No, I am not usually a messy desk kind of person but I have that many things
going on that I need it all at my finger tips.
I do love my job, my boss is awesome, but this busy time of the year
make me look forward to my vacation time !!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Don't forget to stop by and see what Susan has made to share with you.